Treating the Digastricus Muscle - TMJ Disorder
The primary muscles directly associated with the TMJ are the temporalis, masseter, and pterygoideus lateralis and medialis. The secondary muscles are the mylohyoid and the anterior digastricus. Chronic trigger points in any of these muscles may lead to an increase in muscular stiffness, fatigue, and dysfunction. Trigger point therapy can often help reduce the severity and chronicity of the pain associated with TMJ syndrome.